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Posted on 26 Oct 2015 in

- Rodeo Queens tramp about in new musical by SCA’s Barbara Adler

Klasika premieres October 29 & 30

// was it freedom in the forest, or just people keeping warm? //

Klasika: accordion and all. Photo by Barbara Adler. Drawing by Brit Bachman.

Courtsey of SFU Vancouver's In the City blog

For more info about the show, check out the articles in the Georgia Straight and Vancouver Sun:  |  |

// was it freedom in the forest, or just people keeping warm? //

In the summer of 2014, Czech-Canadian writer, musician and SFU School for Contemporary Art's MFA student Barbara Adler traveled to the Czech Republic, hoping to immerse herself in a one-hundred-year-old, uniquely Czech subculture called 'tramping,' defined as a counter-culture movement inspired by fantasies of the Wild West. In a bizarre twist, Adler's search led to her co-star in Amerika, a recently released feature documentary film, which centers on Czech filmmaker/musician Jan Foukal’s own quest to find tramps. The result of this international exchange is Klasika: a new musical by Barbara Adler & Ten Thousand Wolves, premiering Oct. 29 & 30th at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU.

Inspired in equal parts by Czech tramping, Canadian Rodeo Queens and the experience of becoming a documentary subject, Klasika re-stages and re-invents Adler’s true story as a sharply funny and subtly allegorical piece of musical theatre. At its center is the unusual partnership between the characters 'Bára' and 'Honza', who stand-in to re-inact the film versions of Adler and Foukal. In Klasika, it isn’t always clear who is documenting whom. Through exploring these relationships, Klasika asks: What can we accomplish by using real life as material? What happens when we’re the material that’s being used?

Performed by a fourteen-member multidisciplinary ensemble which features Deanna Peters, Leah Abramson, Robert Leveroos and Skye Brooks, Klasika remixes its country roots with experimental field recordings, jaggedly catchy rhythms and up-cycled denim costuming by designer and director Kyla Gardiner. The show premiers October 29 & 30, 2015 at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Simon Fraser University.

WHERE: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Simon Fraser University @ Goldcorp Center for the Performing Arts, 149 W. Hastings
WHEN: Oct. 29 & 30, 2015. 8 PM, followed by dance party ‘til late
TICKETS: $5/$15-$20
More info + tickets

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 in

- Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Judith Garay’s The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels

For only night only! The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels is a one hour multi-media dance performance choreographed by Judith Garay, esteemed Artistic Director of Dancers Dancing and SCA Faculty.

“The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels is a spooky and mind bending addition to an oeuvre of more than 40 dances.” - Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun 

Photographer: David Cooper
Dancers: Antonio Somera, Vanessa Goodman, Bevin Poole.

This piece explores in movement, sound, and image how we perceive our internal and external world. Ephemeral, sometimes transformative, the moments between perceiving, sensing and cognition create a rich tapestry of somatic images.

The work premiered at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on May 23, 2012 at Simon Fraser University and incorporates video images by Flick Harrison, music by Patrick Pennefather, and is performed by Vanessa Goodman, Bevin Poole, and Antonio Somera.


October 9, 2015; 8:00pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre 
Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Adult $35 | Senior $30 | Student $15
Buy Tickets online or call 604.927.6555 ext. 1205